Nintendo sets rivalry aside in praise of diversity

Nintendo sets rivalry aside in praise of diversity

By Rob Crossley in London

January 11th 2011 at 3:04PM

Yarnton positive about 'multitude of game systems and tools that can help stimulate development'

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton believes rival firms Sony and Microsoft are as equally important in promoting the industry to the next generation of game development hopefuls.

Speaking at the Learning Without Frontiers event today, Yarnton set aside old rivalries to say the arrival of both Sony and Microsoft in the console business has been beneficial for the industry as a whole.

He said all three platform holders were crucial “to promote game development, providing the extra tools for developers and help them experiment and explore new ideas and concepts”.

“As an industry we can provide people with a lot of different options across formats with the view of having something that can appeal to everyone,” he said.

There are “really powerful programs and games that come from Sony and Microsoft” that can both help developers and encourage industry growth, he added.

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